Posting on an "already answered post"

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Is there a way to warn posters when they choose to post on an already answered question?, most of posters do not see the green check "Answered sign" that has already been answered
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Posted 6 years ago

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Giving the poster a way to mark it as answered would be good to.
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I've been advised by others to not worry about what others are doing on the forum so best thing to do is just ignore it.
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On a normal forum, we'd have a moderator that could lock a topic after it's been answered...

KID ANDROID, even though your love of android makes be a bit nervous sometimes (I bet you sleep with your note2 don't ya :-)), you'd make a decent community mod. Your on here enough to be effective.
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Good Aaron, that's the "Idea" man!!!! (((a moderator that could lock a topic after it's been answered... ))) that will say STOP that post has been already answered, it'll save time in case poster wants to post a post for nothing because no one will answer back...it may be left in Read mode only, after I posted this post, I went to post on an already answered qustion - and posted my post - did not pay attention to the green chack mark~~~~!!!@@@#^
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I dont sleep with my Galaxy Note 2 but I pay more attention to it then I do to my wifey lol. She gets mad at me for it all the time lol.
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Just FYI guys, the Koodo employees that post on here are also moderators.
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There are also nonemployee moderators
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It shouldn't be an issue if people actually read the replies before they posted. That's what you're supposed to do. Apparently the problem is from blindly going to reply right away without seeing what others have to say.
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http://community.koodomobile.com/kood...

An example of why you don't want to lock em. I think my question is relevant. I was searching for an answer and found this thread. I had a follow up question so I asked it.
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It is a relevant question, and it could easily be its own post too. For me personally I'm indifferent, Ahmed just rubbed me the wrong way.

What I would like to see in general is an actual community moderator.
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There are moderators everywhere. They participate in the shadows.
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Aaron, I've participated in many online forums. I have never seen any lock a thread after it's been answered. Most htreads stay unlocked for active discussions. It's counter productive to lock a thread for any reason unless there's an issue that goes against a Forums rule set.
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The only thing I've seen moderators do to a thread basically locking it is when ppl post anything telling ppl to download stolen apps here and give a link or something the moderators always delete everything but the header if there is one and tell the person to not post such things and that there is no promoting stolen apps/games on the site.
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I've noticed that when you go to the question posted and it's not answered so you answer it and then when you go back to it your post and 2 or 3 other ppl will have posted at the exact same time that you posted with the exact same answer. It shows up as the same time or a minute or couple minutes different then the others that posted at the same time depending how long someone else's answer is or how fast or slow it took you to type your answer. What do ppl suggest gets done in this instance? Should you delete your answer if it comes after someone who was posting at the same time? If so this would mean after each post you do you have to go check to see if someone beat you to the answer. It's obvious if someone posts the same answer an hour later but within that hour you can't tell if it's that everybody posted at the same time like has been happening to me or if they are just mirroring answers. I know this forum runs off of Get Satisfaction and an exact time when posting isn't possible to change to unless they do it but is there a way to suggest it or what would the etiquette be in this posting at the exact same time where it looks like ppl are mirroring answers be? Do we do what I said and go back into a question and check if anyone else answered it also and who answered first?
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In those cases I've always just left mine up but I know I've had the same dilemma...
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This happened to me recently with cast. if I'm first answer I usually refresh the page is someone else's answer while I was typing is similar to mine I delete mine if theirs appears first.

I believe that self policing is the way to go
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Good thought I know I've answered a couple times within seconds of someone else.
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It depends on how quickly the answers come in. I know I'll be typing an answer and when it's done, the page refreshes and there's another post already done.
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Just remove the points system and watch duplicate answering go down.
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Even if there was no answer and then when 2 or 3 of us posted at the same time you can see that and not think that we are mirroring answers? I just don't want ppl thinking I'm mirroring answers and cheated in any way to be at the top of the leader board. I over think things a lot, I have a slight case of OCD. Sorry
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" If you posted at the exact same time as someone else, leave it, we can see the times you posted."

If I see you posted a reply 5 minutes ago and someone else did 5 minutes ago, I'm going to assume that's what happened. I think you're more into the points/leader board thing than almost everyone here :P It's irrelevant to me now
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Ahmad, you hit the nail on the head. :-))
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I try. Sometimes you gotta hit it a few times ;)
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I'm not into the points I just answer questions and when I get accused of mirroring answers when I know I didn't it gets to me a little and I feel ppl here have something against me. I'm just not going to say any of my concerns anymore because ppl always think I'm concerned about points. If I was concerned about points I'd do what many others on here do and get their limit of points and stop for the day. I do want to become a mobile master but I could care less about points because the points don't even come close to how much I'm answering questions. Have I done something to offend ppl on here?

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